2019 - 2020 Season

All performances are at the Guignol Theatre in the Fine Arts Building, 465 Rose Street, unless otherwise noted
Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more available by calling the Singletary Center Ticket Office: 859-257-4929, 405 Rose Street. Not available online.
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The 2019-2020 Season is proudly sponsored by Donut Days Bakery.

Black & 25 in America

Black & 25 in America

September 13 & 14, 2019

Written and performed by Jeremy Gillett

Written and performed by University of Kentucky Theatre Alum Class of 2016 Jeremy Gillett, this one-man play explores the experience of being a young, Black adult in today’s America. Award-winning actor/playwright Gillett embodies multiple characters going through a diverse range of experiences from “Big Man” – the high school football star trying to escape a life of poverty and crime, to “Marcy” – a biracial woman who struggles to navigate two identities, and “Darron” – a closeted gay man from a deeply religious family. Before “Black-ish,” “This Is Us,” or “The Chi” – Gillett was developing his story as an undergraduate at UK and returns home to share his voice with the audiences that first inspired him. 

$15, $10 for students
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Cabaret

Cabaret

October 31 - November 3, 2019

Directed by Anne McAlexander

“There was a cabaret and there was a master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world….and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep.” The Berlin Stories, Christopher Isherwood.  

When American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, takes a train to Berlin in 1931, his life is forever changed. Join Cliff, Sally, the Emcee and the dancers of the Kit Kat Club on a seductive journey through the decadent cabaret lifestyle and seedy underground of Weimar Berlin as the shadow of Nazism slowly begins to creep into life as they know it.  

Winner of 12 Tony Awards and 8 Academy Awards. 

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Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Broadway production directed by Harold Prince
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Harold Prince

CABARET is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK www.tamswitmark.com

Machinal

Machinal

December 5 - 8, 2019

By Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Christina Ritter

"The Plot is the story of a woman who murders her husband - an ordinary young woman, any woman." 

So begins Sophie Treadwell's Expressionistic play about a woman’s monotonous life in the “machine” of industrialized capitalism.  An unflinching and poignant examination of the working class, Machinal tells its social commentary in an evocatively theatrical way – unafraid to dive into topics like homosexuality and abortion, this groundbreaking work premiered nearly a century ago and still resonates to the 21st century audience. 

$15, $10 for students
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Machinal is presented through special arrangement with The Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Tucson.

Bike America

Bike America

February 13 - 16, 2020

By Mike Lew, Directed by Peter Stone

Pedaling across America from Boston to California, Penny is looking to have her very own Eat-Pray-Love experience. This modern bicycle odyssey takes our aimless heroine through small towns and big cities as she encounters a colorful bunch of fellow travelers along the way. Is Penny having a “millennial moment” or is this the genuine right-of-passage journey every generation has earned? 

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Bike America is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Amplified Dance Concert

Amplified Dance Concert

March 6 - 8, 2020

$15, $10 for students
Reserved Seating

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Now Accepting Student Choreography Submissions!

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents its 9th Annual dance Concert, Amplified. Amplified offers an enticing program featuring new dance works in a variety of genres from dance faculty, guest artists, and a UK dance student. Each choreographic work uses movement to celebrate the art form, explore issues and topics, and ultimately bring people together through the power of dance. 


Choreographers

Sanjay Saverimuttu grew up in Boca Raton, FL, where he trained in ballet at Boca Ballet Theatre. He graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts and received his BS in Biology from Stanford University. He is in his eighth season as a dancer with the Louisville Ballet, having performed in many classical and contemporary ballet world premieres. Sanjay has received commissions for his own choreographic work Louisville Ballet, the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble, Prelude for Botanica, and Boca Ballet Theatre. He was a finalist in Ballet Arkansas’ 2016 Visions Choreographic Competition. His work was selected for the Gala night of the 2018 SERBA Dance Festival. He most recently received one of the inaugural grants from the Elevator Artist Resource, to help complete his first dance film. Sanjay is a member of the Hadley Creatives Class of 2019, a professional development program to elevate local Louisville artists in their careers. Sanjay’s choreographic work aims to develop the art form of contemporary ballet beyond its European hetero-normative base.

Originally from Bangor, Pennsylvania, Jade expanded her recreational and commercial dance training and continued her studies in modern techniques, ballet, jazz, improvisation, and composition at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, where she graduated in June 2015. Upon graduation she made the move down south to continue her education at the University of Florida to pursue her BFA in dance and mass communications minor. As she continued her studies she developed a strong interest in dance in medicine work. She had the unique experience of traveling to Northern Ireland, where she was able to volunteer with artists working in healthcare settings and set a work entitled Platinum Anniversary that was performed at the Day of Dance festival in Strabane. Most recently, her thesis work Centerfold was selected to be performed in the Gala Concert at the ACDA conference in Oxford, Mississippi and will be restaged at University of Kentucky. Outside of choreographing and community engagement through the arts, she enjoys interning with the College of the Arts communications team where she is responsible for advocating for the arts. Upon graduation in May 2019, she is looking forward to making the transition into the professional world. She would like to thank her mentors, family, and friends for their love and encouragement. 

Stephanie Harris is a choreographer, performer, and director. She has lectured at the University of Kentucky since 2013. Stephanie is working on her Master of Fine Arts in Dance through Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, and is expected to complete that in 2020. Stephanie was with the Lexington Art League for 10 years. For the first 2 years she was their Development Director and then promoted to Executive Director. Prior to that she was the Artistic Director for the Contemporary Dance Collective in Lexington. Her teaching portfolio includes modern dance, ballet, and choreography. She has also taught master class instruction at the American College Dance Festival at both University of Memphis and Kent State University. Her choreography includes Vestiges, University of Kentucky Faculty Concert, Madame Butterfly, University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, and Drunken City, UK Theatre & Dance. Performances include The Tongue of the Wise, Travesty Dance Company (Cleveland), Convergence, Downtown Arts Center (Lexington), and The Resonance Project, Downtown Arts Center (Lexington).

Theresa Bautista is a freelance dancer, choreographer and instructor who has been hailed by the Louisville Courier Journal as a “delight to watch” on stage. She has performed with Ila Conoley’s ICONography Dance, The Susie Thiel Collaborative, Anna Sapozhnikov’s MOYAMO Dance, Jan Street Dance Theatre, Rachel James, jan street dance theatre and Art! Art! Barking Dog Dance Company. Ms. Bautista is the founder and Co-Producer of Moving Collective, a Louisville, KY-based organization that presents concerts to promote the work of establishing and emerging choreographers of modern and contemporary dance. She has choreographed works for the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Louisville Dance Theatre, Berea College Modern Dance Troupe, the UK Dance Ensemble, Moving Collective, The Center for Women and Families and Empujon. Her work Victims, received Gala honors at the Southeast Regional Ballet Festival in Montgomery, AL and her work, Go Round was recently seen at the Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Kalamazoo, MI. In addition to teaching adjunct at UK, Ms. Bautista also teaches at the University of Louisville both adjunct and at the Dance Academy, Louisville Ballet School, Allegro Dance Theatre and Ellen’s School of Dance.

Susie Thiel is an Associate Professor of Dance and the Director of Dance at UK. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography from the University of Michigan. Susie performed in NYC with several modern dance companies, including the New York Dance Collective, Genesis Dance Company, Sharon Fogarty Dance Theatre and the Impulse Initiative. Her work in concert dance, musical theatre and theatre has been presented at a variety of venues including, the University of Kentucky in Theatre, Dance and Opera Theatre productions, Green Space Studio (NYC), three seasons at the Seagle Music Colony (NY), The American College Dance Festival (GA, AR, MS, OH), the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) conference in Miami, The Moving Collective (KY), The Cincinnati Fringe Festival (OH), Anne Bogart’s Barn (NY), the Detroit Dance City Festival (MI), Inner Mongolia Arts College (China), the Hainan Normal University (China) Kentucky’s Governor’s School for the Arts and most recently in The Days of ’98 ShowWith Soapy Smith (AK). Susie received the University of Kentucky’s 2016 Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award and she will serve as the conference coordinator for the 2020 American College Dance Association Conference hosted on UK’s campus.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Adapted by Stephen Wrentmore
April 23 - 26, 2020

“It’s the world turned upside down; through thunder and rain it finds a new normality,” Stephen Wrentmore, director/adaptor. 

Shakespeare’s Rom-Com masterpiece comes to life in this new adaptation by director Stephen Wrentmore. The world is turned upside down and the Gods walk among us, using mortals as aphrodisiacs for their own conquests and fantasies. Young lovers are enchanted by fairies, men turned into asses, and all the while, our fairy-guide Puck revels in the chaos of this mid-summer love story. “All’s well that ends well,” as long as the Gods get to have a little fun along the way. 

$15 | $10 Students
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